Putin Not Currently Planning Talks With Erdogan in Istanbul: Kremlin

Moscow,(ST)-Russian President Vladimir Putin currently has no plans to pay a visit to Istanbul on 5 March and hold talks with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.

"Putin's plans do not currently include such a meeting", Peskov told reporters. "The president has other working plans for 5 March," the Kremlin spokesman added, when asked whether Putin planned to travel to Istanbul on 5 March at all.

Meanwhile, Peskov stressed that Russia and Turkey continued their expert-level communication on Idlib.

In his recent statements, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov affirmed that the Turkish regime has not fulfilled its obligations under the Sochi Agreement and must implement it.

Haifaa Mafalani